People are everything

Last week we met together for an offsite. All key IT and product leaders were in the same room to share vision, mission, and strategies and to talk about communication, ways of working, roles and responsibilities, ownership, agency, delivery speed, agility, technology, product, etc.

At the end of the day, the bottom line is People are the game changer. People are everything.

Nothing more to add.

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Ieri Giuseppe Madonna, CPO di Facile.it, ha raccontato nel suo talk al meetup di Product Heroes, successi, fallimenti e learning in più di 20 anni di carriera.

Illuminante la sua riflessione sulla tanto sbandierata metodologia degli OKRs.

Se non siete Google, è estremamente difficile definire e rendere pratici gli OKRs. Piuttosto partite da un’ipotesi e definite una metrica per misurarne il successo. Se prima non siete in grado di fare questo, è inutile parlare di OKRs.

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🎬 Buona la prima!

Da Checco Zalone ad Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo, passando per Gigi Proietti e il sergente Hartman di Full Metal Jacket.

Avete recitato e fatto vostre le loro performance cinematografiche in poco meno di due ore. Tutto rigorosamente online!!!

Tanti sorrisi, momenti di imbarazzo e recitazione.

Alla fine l’algoritmo ha scelto il 🏆 team vincitore, anche se — in realtà — abbiamo vinto tutti.

💪💪💪 Dai, dai, dai!

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This is the lintel of Lygdamis’ Temple of Apollo at Naxos, which appears like a natural frame.

When we look at a given situation, we create a frame.

A frame is a complex set of assumptions and attitudes that we use to filter perceptions to create meaning. This set of assumptions includes beliefs, schemas, preferences, values, culture, and other ways we bias our understanding and judgment. In other words, our perceptions create our reality.

How we view a situation can affect our understanding of the facts and influence how we determine right from wrong, affecting our decision-making capacity.

Don’t forget it.

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In western societies, the way to maximize freedom is to maximize choice. The more choice people have, the more freedom they have. This produces negative effects on people.

One effect is that it produces paralysis rather than liberation. With so many options to choose from, people find it very difficult to choose at all.

The second effect is that, even if we overcome the paralysis and make a choice, we end up less satisfied with the result of the choice than we would be if we had fewer options to choose from.

Third, adding options to people’s lives can’t help but increase the expectations people have about how good those options will be.

https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_the_paradox_of_choice

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Correlation occurs when two variables change at the same time, while causation is when a change in one variable causes the other to change. Here’s why you need to understand the difference.

https://builtin.com/data-science/correlation-is-not-causation

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In 1956 the cognitive psychologist George Armitage Miller of Princeton University’s Department of Psychology published a paper titled: “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information”.

The paper suggests that the average person can only keep 7 (plus or minus 2) items in their working memory.

It is frequently referred to as Miller’s law.

https://lawsofux.com/millers-law/

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